Source: Julian Thompson

KSL Final Round – Hit and Hope

If you were looking for your first win in ten, how would you prefer to set about it? Perhaps in a game reduced to 9 overs each, facing the hardest female hitter of a cricket ball in the world? (Australian commentators might like to dispute this claim, but in vain.) That is precisely what happened

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Sussex Cricket launches The Sussex Slam

Sussex Cricket announces a ground-breaking new mid-week T20 cricket competition starting in summer 2020: The Sussex Slam. Developed to be fast, fun and convenient, The Sussex Slam is perfect for anyone who struggles to commit to longer games on the weekend but still wants to play the game they love in an organised competition. A

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Source: Julian Thompson

Vipers v Diamonds

Vipers v Diamonds  (at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, 21 August) – Southern Vipers 127 for 9 (Wyatt 59, Scholfield 24; Kasperek 4-16) beat Yorkshire Diamonds 124 for 5 (Armitage 34, Rodrigues 32, Winfield 23; Bates 2-27) by three runs. Transmitted on live TV from the SKY POD for outside broadcasts, commentators were pre-occupied about whether the England

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KSL Penultimate Round – Centuries and Winning runs

Thirteen matches have been crammed in from Sunday to Sunday, finishing with three played in intense heat against the backdrop of a historic test win at Headingley. Last weekend’s hero was Danni Wyatt, who hit the first ton (110) of the competition to help Vipers trounce an ever more depressed Stars outfit. Her feat was

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Source: Julian Thompson

Diamonds defeat Stars and Lightning beat Thunder

Yorkshire Diamonds beat Surrey Stars by five wickets (Guildford, Surrey 20 August) Yorkshire Diamonds 124 for 5 (Rodrigues 42*, Healy 38, Armitage 24) beat Surrey Stars 121 for 6 (Kapp 39*, vanNiekerk 32, Lee 28) by five wickets    Put in to bat, Stars had lost two early wickets to Katie Levick’s leg spin. Bryony Smith

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Source: ECB

ECB and Sky partner for The Participation Test

For the second year in a row, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is delighted to join forces with broadcast partner Sky, to theme the upcoming Specsavers Ashes Test at the Emerald Headingley, The Participation Test.  Throughout the third Specsavers Ashes Test, Sky will highlight ECB initiatives helping to make the game more accessible, and

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Source: ECB

Mark Robinson steps down

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced that Mark Robinson is to step down as Head Coach of the England Women’s team after four years in the role. Robinson, who oversaw England’s ICC Women’s World Cup win over India at Lord’s two years ago, departs following the team’s Ashes defeat to Australia earlier

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Source: Bruce Perkins

KSL Picks of the Week – A busy Spell

Nine matches have been squeezed inside a week, to leave players and staff gasping for breath. Western Storm have continued their serene progress, claiming five wins out of five, but in the process they have shown up the weaknesses of the competition as well as its strengths. For their latest contest they travelled up to

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